Monday, September 21, 2009

Further to the Orchard post...

The great guys at The Tree & Garden Group LTD came and staked all the trees in the orchard, laid down 1m square mats of coconut husk down around each tree and then mulched the orchard. The husk is a natural product which prevents the growth of grass etc around the trees, is water permeable, and along with the mulch, will help regulate the soil and root temperature over summer and stop the plants drying out.

It is now looking much more like an orchard. We are hoping to get the holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedging laid around the orchard as well this spring.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck. I'll be interested to see how it develops.


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